In a 119-page tell tale book, Israeli author Rina Golan accuses many Industry bigwigs of sexual harassment
It seems that the casting couch controversy is back to haunt many bigwigs of Bollywood yet again. ‘Dear Mr Bollywood’, a book which is being circulated in the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival has named many industry veterans. Written by a Jerusalem-born, New York raised woman Rina Golan, the book has named Subhash Ghai, Anup Jalota, Anees Bazmee and even Dr Ali Irani among others as asking for sexual favours.
Golan however claims that the book is not about about her bad experiences in Bollywood. She further claims that the book is about her favourite Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and how she fell in love with the industry because of him.
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Excerpts from the book:
On Dr Ali Irani: Doctor Ali was in his fifties. “If you are my girlfriend, I could open a lot of doors for you and help you make all your dreams come true.”
On Shubash Ghai: “Subhash took me to the bedroom …. I decided to change my normal approach and abandon my principles. But there was no way I could fool myself.”
On Aneeze Bazmi: I’m going to come over and we are just going to eat, nothing else?” “No, we will also have fun,” he said. In an instant, all my respect for him had turned into disgust.
On Anoop Jalota: Anup claimed that since I was such a good friend he could confide in me. “I’m thinking about cheating on my wife. … Why was he doing this?
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